|ICE BIM Conference 2012|
The day was split into different sections and to kick things off it was a chance for the UK Government BIM Task Group. The first speaker was Paul Morrell who as usual delivered a fantastic presentation:
|A year and a bit on..how's it going? Stocks, Johnson, Morrell and Bew|
- “The Government needs to learn how to be a good client for construction.”
- “There are over 270 specifications for slightly different asphalt systems – we need to reduce the number. Stop tinkering. Stop inventing the wheel.”
- “We need to track cost and carbon for all components that are used to build a building.”
- “The construction industry needs a new brand” – demonstrated by the slide “Jim’ll Mix It”. (see image below)
- “We need a library of objects. Defined property-set. The minimum required, what would be good to have and then leave room for innovation.”
|Jim'll Mix It - or should that be "BIM'll fix it"?|
It was interesting to see the UK global position slides that were first displayed at the Qatar conference were shown again:
|Who is leading the world in BIM?|
But be careful when searching for it using Google Images…
|We have to love COBie...|
|...but don't search for COBie using Google Images!|
- Go to the BIMTaskGroup.org website and find out about everything - very transparent
- The plans of work from the various institutes are uniting under common stages 0->7 - from "strategic definition" (stage 0) to "in use" (stage 7).
- COBie is not just MS Excel - it is a data schema that will be an "invisible bucket" moving data from one software package to the next.
- The BIM Task Group are working with Nick Nisbet from AEC3/buildingSMART UK and NBS to define the property sets needed for the UK and level of detail to really make BIM fly. (see image below)
|Nice for NBS and nationalBIMlibrary.com to get a mention on an HM Government slide!|
|Although he on a far-away-beach sunbathing - @thephilpster still makes an appearance|
|The first Government projects|
|Next year's Stirling Prize winner - who wants to live here?|
|BIM - The information that matters|
|Who is benefitting most from BIM at present?|
|Over time though - as information flows - the clients will get the best value|
|Nearly 100 of the 300 delegates hadn't heard of COBie|
|Who got a copy of the IFC/COBie report?|
- The Jacobs Blackfriars underground project
- The £14.8bn Crossrail project - how they were building it all twice - once digitally and then physically
- The Stockholm Bypass - 21km of tunnels to build a six lane motorway - "Ytterst Effektivt Samarbete" everybody agreed!
As main sponsors Autodesk did an inspirational presentation on where technology is going - I'll try and find the clips for a Parsons Brinckerhoff Earthquake simulation and an onsite solar powered self generation replication machine (Catalonia) that was truly mind blowing.
The technology message was (1) Cloud and (2) Digital Fabrication.
Over the day one of the best things to see was the involvment of all - through round table discussions, twitter and iPad questioning. All in all another super BIM conference. Well done to the organisers!
|The big. big questions get asked on Twitter and beamed onto the big screen for 300 delegates to ponder|
|And technology also used to great effect through live iPad questioning on each table|